SXSW 2018: Alt-Right: Age of Rage

Alt-Right: Age of Rage is perhaps the only documentary this year that one will watch and can’t help getting angry.  It’s not even the good anger but the WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING THEY’RE RIGHT ANGER!  Without a doubt, it’s a documentary that requires a trigger warning before going forward. Director Adam Bhala Lough manages to profile a lot of key players of the “alt-right,” which the AP would have you label as a multitude of…

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SXSW 2018: Lean on Pete

Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, film festival favorite Lean on Pete tells the poignant story of of a teenage boy and his strong connection to a horse. Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) hasn’t had an easy life living with his father Ray (Travis Fimmel).  Charley’s mom is out of the picture and looking for meaning in his life, he turns to the Portland Downs racetrack where he meets Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny). …

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SXSW 2018: Michael Stahl-David talks We Win

Michael Stahl-David co-starred in last year’s SXSW Audience Award winner, The Light of the Moon, and returns to the film festival with the short film, We Win.  Stahl-David took some time this week to speak to Solzy at the Movies about the film and how it came together. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Michael Stahl-David:  Hi Solzy! Thanks for your interest! Things are good – can’t wait to…

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SXSW 2018: Emma Seligman talks Shiva Baby

Filmmaker Emma Seligman spoke to Solzy at the Movies ahead of the world premiere of her narrative short, Shiva Baby, premiering Shorts Program 2 at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Emma, thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Emma Seligman:  I’m great, thank you! I’m really excited to be here. Your thesis film, Shiva Baby, is premiering at the SXSW Film Festival.  Can you talk about what a thrill it is to…

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SXSW 2018: Leah Galant talks Death Metal Grandma

Documentary filmmaker Leah Galant joined Solzy at the Movies for an interview ahead of the world premiere of her new documentary short, Death Metal Grandma, at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Leah Galant:  Really great! Trying to think positive warm Austin vibes as I brave this 12 inches snow storm in NY! Your new documentary short, Death Metal Grandma, premieres this…

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SXSW 2018: Jason Outenreath talks They Live Here, Now

Jason Outenreath stopped by Solzy at the Movies for an interview to discuss his new film, They Live Here, Now, premiering at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 11th. Jason, thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Jason Outenreath:  Thanks for having me. With SXSW around the corner, things are going really well, thanks. You went to film school in Austin.  How much of a thrill is it to be able…

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Tribeca 2018: Feature Lineup Announced

The Tribeca Film Festival announced the lineup for the 17th edition running April 18-29, 2018.  The feature film slate includes 96 films with a record 46% directed by women.  With films selected from 27 countries the lineup includes 75 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, 3 U.S. Premieres, and 4 New York Premieres.  Of the 103 filmmakers, 46 are first-time filmmakers with 18 Tribeca veterans returning to the fest. Love, Gilda was previously…

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The Death of Stalin: A Comic Approach to 1950s Russia

The Death of Stalin takes a comic approach from director/co-writer Armando Iannucci when it comes to the death of the Russian dignitary in the 1950s. The all-star cast assembled includes Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Chahdi, Dermot Crowley, Adrian McLaughlin, Paul Whitehouse, and Jeffrey Tambor. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer!  Politics is no easy game to play and there are…

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A Wrinkle In Time: Let Ava DuVernay Direct Everything

Based on classic novel, A Wrinkle In Time may break the time-space continuum but there’s a lot of important life lessons at hand–none more important than to win against fear. Middle school student Meg Murry  (Storm Reid) is struggling in school.  This isn’t so much because of her school work but because her father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) has been missing for four years now.  Nobody knows why he disappeared as he just vanished one…

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SXSW 2018: Jenny Murray talks ¡Las Sandinistas!

Filmmaker Jenny Murray joined Solzy at the Movies over the phone this weekend to discuss her new film, ¡Las Sandinistas!, premiering at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 12, 2018. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you? Jenny Murray:  Things are going pretty good over here.  I’m in Los Angeles and we’re having a nice day after a lot of rain.  Where are you based? I am based…

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